About Teacher & Grading Policies
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science: Agricultural Business and Economics Masters of Education: Curriculum & Instruction
Mrs. Callie Dycus
Hello! Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies | US History! I am honored to be apart of the NEISD and Wood Middle School Family!
I LOVE History and am looking forward to helping each student develop their own skills as student historians.
A little about me; I received my BS in Agricultural Business and Economics from New Mexico State University and my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Education Technology from the University of Texas at El Paso. I'm a Texas native and have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th Social Studies in El Paso and here in San Antonio. I moved to the San Antonio area in May of 2020. My husband's name is Dan and together we have a blended family of Caelyn 7 years old, and twins Cade and Riley 8 years old. I also coach Long Distance in Track and am one of the Student Council Co-Sponsers.
I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, and community members of WMS! Go Wranglers!
Tutoring Schedule for U.S. History from March 23 - April 27
AM Tutoring is from 7:45-8:15 and PM tutoring is from 3:45 to 4:15
Grading Policy for U.S. History:
Here is the breakdown of my Gradebook:
50% - Daily work
10% - Quizzes
40% Tests/Projects/Common Assessment
Daily work, quizzes, tests, and common assessments can be attempted for a second time if a student scores below 70% during the current grading period. 50% of assignments are digital and 50% are on paper during class time.
I do not believe in homework, therefore I plan lessons accordingly, to allow for class time to complete them. Assignments only become homework based on student classroom behaviors i.e. a student may choose to draw for 45 mins, in their journal, rather than complete the assignment(s); the assignment then becomes homework.
Student and parents please email me to notify me of the second attempt for daily work and quizzes; use the Google form in the "Classwork" tab in Google Classroom for test corrections on test/projects/common assessments.
- 8:25-9:16 Period 1
- 9:20-10:06 Period 2
- 10:10-10:56 Conference
- 11:00-11:46 Period 4
- 11:50-12:36 Period 5
- 12:36-1:06 Lunch
- 1:10-1:56 Period 6
- 2:00-2:46 Period 7
- 2:50-3:40 Period 8